Civil Engineering Machinery
The Civil Engineering Machinery group consists of European importers and manufacturers of loaders, hydraulic loaders, excavators, telescopic handlers, forklift trucks, gondolas and cranes and other mobile machinery.
- The group represents the members at a European level at the European association CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment). They monitor important topics at an international level (position papers and lobbying). Agoria and member companies are active at Board and Technical Board levels of the association and in various project teams relevant to the industry.
- The group monitors European product legislation that could affect the industry, in relation to the environment (environmental noise, diesel motor emissions, decreasing CO2 emission, REACH, RoHS and resource efficiency), safety (machinery, market surveillance, etc.) and future European homologation for Non-Road Mobile Machinery.
- In terms of standardisation Agoria is the sector operator for CEN/TC 151, Construction equipment and building material machines - Safety, and ISO/TC 127, Earth-moving machinery).
- The group monitors trends and new technology developments, such as digitisation, robotisation, AI and cybersecurity.
- The group monitors relevant market developments for member companies (CECE Business Climate Index and CECE Annual Economic Report).
#CSR: What is the effect of CSR on your company? Ask yourself: What does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mean for your company? Decreasing the impact on the environment and climate? Philanthropy? Employer branding? Ensuring employees throughout the company commit to the importance of CSR is one of the main challenges for companies at this time. This text provides insight into the impact of CSR on your company. We will follow up on this with another article on concrete steps you can take to implement CSR.
The Belgian Factories of the Future approach is conquering Europe: "An additional incentive for companies to start the Made Different process" Anchoring a future-proof and sustainable manufacturing industry in Belgium. This is the objective of the Factories of the Future transformation processes. Do you want to transform all manufacturing companies in Belgium into Factories of the Future? "That would be wonderful", says Paul Peeters, Lead Expert Innovation at Agoria. "Not so much for us, but for the companies themselves." Ben Van Roose (Head Manufacturing Industries) and Paul Peeters provide current data on Factories of the Future.
Take part in CSR Connect, our Corporate Social Responsibility learning network for the technology industry This spring Agoria and Sirris is launching a Learning Network on the subject of CSR. Emphasis will be placed, on the one hand, on rolling out a successful sustainability programme and, on the other hand, on offering benchmark references helpful in understanding topics such as mobility, stakeholder engagement, sustainable purchasing and climate.